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Twitter Reacts To Waterford’s Historic Win Over Kilkenny

Waterford and Kilkenny gave us another game that will long in the memories of everyone who witnessed it. After an amazing 90 minutes of hurling, the Munster men won 4-23 to 2-22 Coming into this Thurles showdown, Waterford had not beaten Kilkenny since 1959. Last year proved that they are getting closer before today’s result was a watershed moment for …

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Opinion: Dublin Hurlers’ Needless Away Game To Tipperary Is Nothing Short Of A Farce

Following the results of Saturday evening, Dublin, Tipperary, Kilkenny and Waterford won through to the second round of the All-Ireland Hurling Championship qualifiers. In recent times, this round of games have been held at a neutral venue, most often as a double-header in Semple Stadium, Thurles. The one exception to this rule was in 2014, when Tipperary were in the round …

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Hurling Venue Turmoil As Dublin Blast Tipperary Home Advantage And Páirc Uí Chaoimh Opener In Doubt

Hurling Semple Stadium

Dublin face Tipperary in the All-Ireland Hurling Championship qualifiers this Saturday, in what was billed as a neutral venue. However, it has been decided that the tie, which is part of a double-header with Kilkenny vs Waterford, will take place in Semple Stadium, Thurles. Dublin county board chairman Sean Shanley vented his fury at the decision, as reported in the …

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Opinion: Why Waterford Are The New Coming Force In Hurling

Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland Under 21 Championship Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary 10/9/2016 Galway vs Waterford Waterford's Patrick Curran and Adam Farrell lift the trophy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

The impressive rise of Waterford hurling over the last few years reached another major milestone this weekend.  The Déise secured their first U-21 All-Ireland Hurling Championship title in 24 years, producing an emphatic display to comfortably see off the challenge of Galway on a 5-15 to 0-14 scoreline in Thurles on Saturday. The victory caps another impressive year for the county …

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Four In-Form Players To Watch During Sunday’s Hurling Quarter-Finals

Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Walsh Park, Waterford 13/7/2016 Waterford vs Clare Waterford manager Sean Power congratulates Shane Bennett as he is replaced late in the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

If you want to be anywhere this Sunday afternoon, it has to be Thurles. Semple Stadium will host two All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship quarter-finals for 2016, with Wexford v Waterford and Galway v Clare the games on show. Whether you’re going to Thurles or watching the games on TV, this article will pin-point some key players to watch. _____ Shane Bennett Waterford’s Shane …

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Triple Header Confirmed For Thurles This Weekend

Thurles Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Tipperary 7/6/2015 Waterford vs Cork Cork supporters watch the action from the terrace Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

After the draw was made this morning for the second round of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship qualifiers, Clare are set to face Limerick while Cork play Wexford. The GAA have announced that these two games will be part of a triple header in Semple Stadium, Thurles, where Cork will play Limerick in football. Cork vs Limerick in football will be first …

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The Draw For The Second Round Of The Hurling Qualifiers Has Been Made

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers Round 1, Cusack Park, Ennis, Clare 2/7/2016 Clare vs Laois Aaron Shanagher of Clare celebrates scoring his sides fourth goal with Podge Collins Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Following the first round of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship qualifiers, eight teams remain in the hunt for the Liam McCarthy Cup. In arguably the game of the weekend, Cork overcame a 14 man Dublin team, and were full value for their victory. Kieran Kingston’s sides bounced back from a hammering at the hands of Tipperary to beat Ger Cunningham’s …

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Twitter Reacts As 14 Man Tipperary Dig Deep To See Off Limerick

Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Co. Tipperary 19/6/2016 Tipperary vs Limerick Tipperary's John O'Dwyer is sent off by Referee James McGrath Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Tipperary have secured a place in the Munster Final against Waterford after they saw off Limerick in Semple Stadium this afternoon, on a scoreline of 3-12 to 1-16. The Premier were reduced to 14 men early in the game, after John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer was dismissed for striking an opponent. A powerful image that sums up the task ahead of Tipp …

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Cork Name Team To Face Tipperary In The Munster Hurling Championship

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Cork manager Kieran Kingston has named an interesting team to face Tipperary on Sunday in the first round of the Munster Senior Hurling Championship. The Rebels narrowly avoided relegation in the National Hurling League, beating Galway in the play-off. However, the task of beating the Premier in the home of hurling is a daunting one, and recent history is not …

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John Allen: The Cork Tie Is Tipperary’s To Lose

John Allen Cork Tipeprary

Cork’s 2005 All-Ireland winning manager John Allen believes that Tipperary will beat Cork in the Munster Championship on Sunday. Allen was speaking on Pundit Arena’s GAA podcast; The 16th Man. Allen lamented the lack of underage success in the Rebel County in recent years, and pointed to that as the reason why Cork have not been winning All-Ireland titles in the …

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